[Paleopsych] Annual Meeting: Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
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Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting
The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
August 31 - September 4, 2005
[This is very much worth attending. We were there in 2000 and will be going
The 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life
Sciences (APLS) will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC,
August 31 - September 4, 2005. The APLS meeting will be held
simultaneously with the American Political Science Association Annual
Preregistration for Newcomers
Preregistration for Science Journalists
Be sure to enter this plsplsa in the group code box to receive the
APLS special rate.
Individual presentation, panel, and roundtable proposals are welcome
on any topic that pertains to:
*Bioterrorism: communications, preparedness, arms control,
agricultural biosecurity, bioweapons, origins of war.
*Biobehavior: evolutionary psychology, criminal behavior, ape
language, dolphin sociobiology; feminist thought, gender politics,
*Biopolicy: cloning, reproductive strategies, stem cells, AIDS, policy
analysis, health policy, aging policy, assisted suicide;
*Bioethics: euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, reproductive
ethics, medical ethics, philosophy;
*Biotechnology: genetically modified foods, plant made
pharmaceuticals, pest control, nutraceuticals, genomics, antibiotic
*Environment: climate change, regulation, sustainability, coral reef
depletion, population problems; species invasion, international treaty
law, biodiversity, risk and uncertainty.
*Science journalism: media and biopolicy, media and bioterrorism,
academics and the media.
To accommodate the varying norms of the many disciplines represented
in APLS, printed papers are not required. Emphasis is placed instead
on carefully prepared oral presentations. Papers are certainly
welcome, however, and will be made available to participants in the
exhibit area. In lieu of discussants, session chairs play an active
role as facilitators of discussion among panelists and between
panelists and the audience.
The last seven meetings of APLS were highlighted by keynote speakers:
E.O. Wilson, Frans de Waal, Lionel Tiger, Francis Fukuyama, Matt
Ridley, Arthur Caplan, and Gary Marcus.
Napolean Chagnon, will be the keynote speaker in Washington this year.
Dr. Chagnon is a Professor Emeritus of Sociobiology at the University
of California, Santa Barbara and is recognized for his pathbreaking
studies of tribal warfare among the Yanomamo tribes in the Amazon
Basin. His book, Yanomamo, is a classic and one of the most widely
read texts in the field of anthropology.
Napoleon Chagnon joins an exciting group of plenary speakers and a
formidable set of panels and roundtables on politics and the life
sciences. In addition, there will be a welcoming reception, and poster
session, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, a banquet, and a book
The 2005 APLS Meeting will be held August 31 - September 4 in
Washington at The Mayflower Hotel.
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 1-800-hotels1 or 1-800-408-3571
For information on submitting proposals for individual presentations,
roundtables, or panels click on:
The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 1, 2005.
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